An international Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) study tour to Australia is being conducted under USAID’s MAITREE (Market Integration & Transformation for Energy Efficiency) program. The goal of the study tour is to create awareness about the application of building energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, learn about best practices in building energy management and policies for net zero and high performance buildings.

A Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) can be described as ‘a highly energy efficient, grid-connected building that generates at least as much energy through onsite renewable sources as it uses, accounted for annually’. In other words, in a NZEB the difference between the annual energy consumption and the annual energy generation through systems utilizing renewable resources like solar, biomass, wind, geo-thermal, and urban waste, and other sources is equal to (or less than) zero.

The one week tour has curated visits to Net Zero and  high performance buildings in Sydney and Adelaide. This tour will also have interactive sessions with leading experts in policy, design and technology. The tour will take place in the last week of November, 2019. A maximum of 8-10 participants will be selected for the study tour based on the application submitted via this expression of interest. Funding support will be available for the tour.

ELIGIBILITY: The study tour is only open to developers, practising architects and professionals who are in the field of designing high performance and energy efficient buildings or who are able to influence the design of buildings.

Last date for filling out the form is 20th August, 2019. Selected participants will be contacted before 31st August, 2019.  Should you have any questions, please write to us at: with NZEB Study tour in the subject line.

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